Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday...

Hey Everyone!

Just thought I would do a blog post today. Today is Good Friday!

What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.” -Randy Alcorn

 The day where we remember Christ's crucifixion. I'm so thankful for a loving God, who even though we deserve to go to hell, saved us. Through the death of his only son. I remember learning from our pastor, that the worst part wasn't the physical suffering. Although the pain I'm sure, was unbearable! Isaiah 52:14 -- As many were astonished at you--- his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblence, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind.

Mar - Impair the appearance of; disfigure.

So I'm sure the pain was unimaginable for most of us. But the worst part of it all was the burden of sin of every human, being laid upon Jesus Christ on the cross.  Here is a video that we watched tonight that I thought was pretty cool:

Isaiah 53

Who has believed what he has heard from us?
    And to whom has the arm of the 
Lord been revealed?For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
    and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men;
    a man of sorrows,
 and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their face;

    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his wounds we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
9 And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;

when his soul makes
 an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the 
Lord shall prosper in his hand.11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,

because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors.

He Lives!


Sunday, March 24, 2013


Yes, I am a homeschooler. And I do hear the
occasional: Homeschoolers are socially awkared. Homeschoolers are shy. And that is simply not the case! I would tell you some rumors to homeschooling but I think Blimey Cow does it best! So watch this video:

LOL! I laugh everytime I watch that video. "Wait you said I have no life, let me get this straight you spend 8 hours a day in a class room and I have no life?" One of my favorite lines. Well, I just thought I'd  post a little something. Thanks Blimey Cow for covering my blog post in better words than I could have put it. ~JD